Course overview

Accounting Intermediate Apprenticeship City of Bristol College

This full-time accounting apprenticeship is for people already employed in a financial role. It is designed and supported by employers.

You will develop your accountancy knowledge alongside developing practical, work-based skills. You will complete the apprenticeship with the fundamental skills you need for a career in finance.

Additional information

Who is it for?

This course is only available to those students employed in a financial role. Placements cannot be found for students.

What you'll learn

You will initially be introduced to the fundamental bookkeeping skills that will enable advancement to increasingly complex finance office procedures and the professional ethics of working in an accounting environment.

This will include the preparation of final accounts and VAT returns, management reporting and spreadsheets.

Entry requirements

To study as an apprentice, you must be in employment. You must have a good standard of spoken and written English and be competent in core Numeracy skills.

You will be required to demonstrate these skills by completing an online assessment. GCSE requirements will be determined by your employer, but will need to include Maths and English 9-5 (A*-C).

How is the course delivered and assessed?

On programme learning consists of studying all the required modules (it is expected that learners will undertake the exams in these modules in preparation for the end point assessment). The apprenticeship end point assessment is in two parts.

The first consists of an online synoptic assessment, giving you the opportunity to tackle a series of business-related tasks through simulation in line with typical role activities.

The second is the portfolio of evidence which demonstrates competence in the knowledge, skills and behaviours defined within the standard. You will then be required to reflect on the portfolio of evidence through a professional discussion.

Future career and study opportunities

Successful completion of this programme will allow you to progress to the AAT Professional Diploma in Accounting – Level 4 programme.

Additional costs

There are no additional costs associated with the course. AAT membership fees are funded for apprentices.

However, if you are on a limited income, you may be eligible to receive help from our Learner Support Funding Bursary.

Blended learning

To keep our students and staff safe, we’re reducing the number of people in our buildings at one time.

To achieve this, most of our courses will include sessions taught at the college supported by online learning to help you reach your full potential.

Find out more about how we’ve adapted due to COVID-19.